And it was to remain the last ex cathedra proclamation to date, as even John Paul II, who restored papal centralism and was always happy to seek publicity, did not dare to play to the gallery by proclaiming a new dogma
. As it was, the 1950 dogma
proclamation had been made despite protests from the Protestant and Orthodox churches and from many Catholics, who simply could not find any evidence in the Bible for this "truth of faith revealed by God."
First, it means that Article 133, particularly the words "actos notoriamente ofensivos" (notoriously offensive acts), should be strictly construed to cover only acts that profane sacred objects or ridicule any religion's dogmas
, rituals and ceremonies.
It is as important for us to challenge secular dogmas
as it is to challenge religious dogmas
Before criticizing the two dogmas
, the authors (in part two) elaborate their own working conception of shame.
Here are examples of psychiatric dogmas
that were part of my training but have been/or are in the process of being taken to the slaughterhouse of obsolete tenets:
Christianity is now transitioning from the "Age of Belief" to the "Age of the Spirit." In Cox's words, "The pragmatic and experiential elements of faith as a way of life are displacing the previous emphasis on institutions and beliefs." Cox states that many Christians today--particularly in the global South--experience their religion and the divine not through assent to doctrines and dogmas
, but through the love they receive and give to their neighbors, as well as the awe and wonder of living in such a splendid and complex universe.
Earlier Anglican-Catholic dialogues expressed agreement on many areas of Marian doctrine, but the Marian dogmas
of 1854 and 1950, because of their manner of definition and the absence of the biblical warranty, were the stumbling blocks.
The book consists of two parts, "Dogma
and Truth" and "Discerning Dogma
", with three chapters in each.
Even though not all doctrines are dogmas
, Catholics are called to give "religious submission" to non-infallible teachings.
It is all the worse because the dogmas
are generally concerned with very delicate human relations...
The two Marian dogmas
of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption, it seems to me, have played a crucial role in strengthening the Church in her resistance.